A Conversation for Eating Insects in Thailand

Eating Bugs (or anything else)

Post 1

Researcher 199158

It is good to see that there is a chance I will be able to buy deep fried locust in the supermarket in Sydney someday soon!

I have always applied the philosophy that you should "eat first and ask later" - if you like it, you need to know what to ask for next time, and if you don't you need to know what to refuse next time. If you apply the standard of "I need to know what it is, where it came from, how it was made, who made it, everyone who has ever eaten it before and what their opinion of it was" before you put it to your mouth, you will either starve or never eat anything new! When visiting Thailand I get to exercise this philosophy three (or four or fifteen) times a day!

I am lucky in that my wife is both Thai and a good cook, and whether at home in Sydney or in Thailand I get to eat "real Thai food" all the time. For those of you visiting Thailand who don't like it hot, the phrase you need is (phonetically) "meow meow prik prik" (which basically means "not too spicy") - although if you don't like it hot then you are probably going to be in the wrong kitchen almost everywhere in Thailand.

Eating Bugs (or anything else)

Post 2

Gavin Orr

I was about to reply to the article when I read the response from Researcher 199158, which is exactly what I would have said, so I'll just say "ditto" instead.

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